Golden Yellow on the Jungle Floor. Globba marantina, Kuning Hutan, Kerandangan Gorge, Lombok, Indonesia

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    These days the dark jungle floor of the Kerandangan Gorge was lit up by small splashes of Golden Yellow. Jungle Yellows - Kuning Hutan, in Malay or Indonesian. Wonderfully curious articulation of the flowers...
    This Ginger's flower does not usually produce seeds. The plant reproduces asexually by way of bulbils. And yet it produces flowers! Why that's the case, I have no idea. Ah! The wonders of Nature!
    The Botanical Cabinet (1818-1833), published by that redoubtable horticulturalist family, the Loddiges, in its first issue gives a description and prints a fine engraving by George Cooke. Conrad Loddiges, too, is more than a little perplexed about the reproduction of this Globba. He can't explain it, and his description veers into very psalmody: "So diversified are the ways, with which our Creator has endued the vegetable kingdom with the power of multiplicity and replenishing the earth. His beneficient hand has formed all, and directed everything to the wisest and most gracious purpose..."
    Not much of an explanation, but what Loddiges writes does allow us a glimpse into that naturalist's Deism.

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    1. RuudMorijn 27 months ago | reply

      Where Flowers & Friends - Flourish!

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    2. anakayer - [temporarily off...!] اناكاىءر 27 months ago | reply

      Absolutely beautiful. Congrats.
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    3. johnshlau 27 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot...........congratulations on today's Explore, my friend!
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    4. Omnishots. 27 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photograph. The Globba looks as if it's asking a question too by way of it's beautiful shape.

    5. southernhobbyist 27 months ago | reply

      spectacular work my friend

    6. Sprengben [why not get a friend] 27 months ago | reply

      You did a perfect Job with this image! It really deserves Explore.
      I wish you a sweet Sunday.
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    7. jacilluch 27 months ago | reply

      fantastic explore ♥

    8. Glockenblume 27 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing your wonderful photo in

      FLOWERS & / or CRYSTALS

      Touching the magic globe

    9. Spangles44 Blinkagain dont like fllickr 27 months ago | reply

      Love the tones and the amazing camera angle you have used on this one. Super capture.

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    10. mamyjardin 27 months ago | reply

      Jolie photo !

    11. ho.ge 27 months ago | reply

      interesting plants! a wonderful shot!
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    12. maria.pasieka1 27 months ago | reply

      Niesamowity kwiat,bardzo ładne makro.

    13. alphazeta 27 months ago | reply

      Like little insects..lovely blooms.

    14. sasithorn_s 27 months ago | reply

      Superb image!
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    15. Vilseskogen 26 months ago | reply

      Thank you for adding this great photo to our Botanical Morphology and Anatomy group!

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